Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

Privacy & Misuse of Private Information

"A strong reputation, extremely professional and sensitive - they are a go-to firm for these sorts of matters - the standout"Chambers HNW 2020

"Notable expertise, a faultless department - terrific litigators and good tactitions taking pride in handling sensitive reputation issues in an extraordinarily discrete way"Legal 500 UK 2020

The right to privacy is a fundamental protection to stop unwarranted and unwelcome intrusion into our private lives. The Human Rights Act ensures that the law reflects the entitlement of every person, from every walk of life, to enjoy a private life.

Such intrusion into peoples' lives can have a devastating effect and this is where Payne Hicks Beach can help. We have vast experience of advising claimants on the misuse of private information and are adept at dealing with the traditional media, social media and search engines where privacy is at stake.

By the nature of these claims it is difficult to provided examples of them. However, one which is in the public domain and in which we acted is Hirschfeld v McGrath [2011] EWHC 249 (QB). To read the full judgment, please click here. Dominic Crossley acted in the leading privacy case of Mosley v News Group Newspapers.

As part of our privacy practice, we have significant experience of the law relating to voicemail interception ("phone hacking") and other investigatory techniques to intercept communications and/or obtain private and confidential information by unlawful means.

PRACTITIONERS IN THIS FIELD

AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

LEGAL 500 UK

LEADING FIRM

2021

CHAMBERS UK

LEADING FIRM

2021

CHAMBERS HNW

LEADING FIRM

2020

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